iPrimus has connected its first business customer on the National Broadband Network in Tasmania.
The business customer is Galloway’s Pharmacy in Scottsdate. In a statement it said it chose the ISP because of its focus on the business market. It chose the 100Mbps deal and said the installation process was painless.
"The 100Mbps speed offer was actually very close to the cost of my previous ADSL2+ connection,” Galloway’s Pharmacy spokesperson, Stephen said.
“The NBN will provide huge potential, for lots of new applications, especially in health which is of interest to me being a pharmacist."
“It was a very smooth process, I didn't have to call Technical Support as it worked straight out of the box and the settings I had to change to make it work as part of my network were very simple."
The announcement comes after the ISP indignantly claimed it was actually the first company to connect the first ever residential customer, not Internode, which also claimed the same honour.
iiNet expressed disappointment at the publicity grab and claimed that Tasmania’s NBN isn’t commercially available yet and currently connected customers are part of a trial process.
Tasmania was named as the NBN's first rollout location.